HELP US BLOCK THE STREET FOR PRIDE

$5,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 40 months
HELP US BLOCK THE STREET FOR PRIDE

Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival

For the first time ever, the City of Fresno, California, is requiring extra barricades and extra police presence to block traffic on Olive Avenue for our 26th Annual LGBT Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival, on June 4, 2016!! This new requirement will increase our costs by $5,000!! The Pride Parade Committee is asking you to donate in order to HELP US BLOCK THE STREET!!!
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Dear Pride Friends.... WE DID IT! We raised $5,100 and we have enough to pay to "Block the Street!" THANK EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF YOU! Please come to Pride this Saturday, June 4th and celebrate OUR victory!

"Free Your Pride!"

Jeffery Robinson
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Hey Pride supporters

Fresno Rainbow Pride wants to thank everyone who has been out there donating, sharing, and bugging your friends to GIVE! We are $940 from our goal of paying for the hard closure of Olive Avenue for the parade.

I am continuing to work with the city to resolve several issues that are impacting us in a very negative way. While we have only 16 days before PRIDE I am sure that we will have an event.

The struggle this year has been long and hard, but we will over come. keep an eye out in the next few days as I may need to ask everyone and anyone to do some calling, emailing, or even old school letter writting to help us get a deal that will work for both us and the city.

Until then the work and planning must go and we ask that you keep on sharing this campaign and challenging your friends to make a donation. There are many new potential donors out there waiting to make their first donation. No amount is to small or to large. Any amount will add to our success.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and "Free Your Pride!"

Jeffery Robinson
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This has been the craziest year ever for PRIDE with all of the City's new demands. We are trying to get things worked out and are hopeful that we can reach a meaningful resolution. If we are not we will pursue other avenues to correct these problems.

We are just $1,325 away from paying the bill to block the street.

It is really crazy to think that going from a soft closure to a hard closure could jack our cost from $900 to almost $5,000. But that is what it is.

You can read more about all of the city's new rules and requirements on our Facebook page Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival or in the current issue of the News Link LGBT Newspaper.

It boggles the brain. But giving up is not an option.

We will have a Pride one way or another.

Thanking you for considering a donation. Please Like us on Facebook, share our postings, and please ask your friends, businesses you support, and family members to also make a donation no matter what the size is.

In Pride,
Jeffery Robinson
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Hello our many Friends and supporters of LGBT Pride here in the Central Valley/Fresno/Tower District. We are working hard to raise the funds needed to pay for the barricades and traffic control that will allow for us to block Olive for the 26th annual LGBT Fresno Rainbow Pride. Our costs went from slightly over $900 to almost $5,000. This is due to the City of Fresno changing requirements on parades. BUT it appears Gay Pride is as always the first to have to deal with new city rules and requirements. We are addressing this with City Officials and are networking with tyne other 4 parades that happen here in Fresno, But are still impacting us. The cost increases come from the Fresno Police department conducting formerly a "soft closure" to making us now do a "hard closure." We are $3,210. short of making the closure possible. Please join us in making PRIDE happening. Please "like" , share, and personally invite/challenge your friends to make a donation. FREE YOUR PRIDE baby!

Jeffery Robinson
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Joel Gurss
37 months ago

Have you considered corporate/business sponsors? Give them advertising or other promotion in exchange. Many of the area businesses enjoy significant peaks on parade day (i.e. Starbucks, Sequoia Brewery, etc.).

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Jeffery Robinson
38 months ago

We are still working to block the street for lgbt pride. Come jion us and "free your pride!"

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Raised by 50 people in 40 months
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JD
$100
Jerry w Dayton
37 months ago
FP
$400
Fresno State United Student Pride
37 months ago
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The students of United Student Pride are very excited to be donating $400 to the Fresno Pride Festival! We have been so lucky to have had so many remarkable people and organizations support us throughout the years. Here is our chance to "pay it forward."

TR
$25
Tami Ramage
37 months ago

Good job!

AC
$50
Angel & Jimmy Don Cooper
37 months ago

Keep PRIDE Alive!!

$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
JE
$25
Jess Esquivel
37 months ago
TO
$50
Toni Onkka
37 months ago

Thank you for all you do

WR
$100
Warren Rost
37 months ago
DM
$50
Desmond Miller
37 months ago
$100
Cynthia &Isabel ManicPanicFresno
37 months ago

Thank you Jeff! You are a person that truly deserves a Major award! Keep up the Fight!

Joel Gurss
37 months ago

Have you considered corporate/business sponsors? Give them advertising or other promotion in exchange. Many of the area businesses enjoy significant peaks on parade day (i.e. Starbucks, Sequoia Brewery, etc.).

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Jeffery Robinson
38 months ago

We are still working to block the street for lgbt pride. Come jion us and "free your pride!"

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